Joe Scarborough Calls Out Fellow Republicans For Inaction On Gun Violence Prevention

MSNBC's Scarborough: “There's Some Basic Approaches That Republicans Can Take While Still Respecting The Second Amendment”

From the December 3 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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MIKA BRZEZINSKI (HOST): So far in 2015 there have been a reported 355 mass shootings across the country. In fact, as The New York Times points out, records show that mass shootings occur on average every day. In 209 out of 336 days this year at least one shooting left four or more people injured of dead in the United States.


JOE SCARBOROUGH (HOST): So Nicole we've -- we've been talking about our party. You just can't talk in circles anymore, with the rising threat of ISIS, the fear of ISIS coming to America, gang violence, you see what happens day in and day out, domestic terror. It seems to me there's some basic approaches that Republicans can take while still respecting the Second Amendment. For instance 90 percent of Americans still support strong background checks. Take a poll of how many Americans support background checks for people on terror watch lists. I bet we're over --

NICOLE WALLACE: It's about 100 percent.

SCARBOROUGH: Ninety-five, ninety-six -- maybe the terrorists are against that but nobody else is. A ban on a study of gun violence in America. I know that's a 90-10 issue. You can go through all of these things. How about tracking down on gun trafficking? Cracking down on it. I saw a study after Sandy Hook that only three percent of the crimes committed with guns are committed by the people who purchase the guns. Why can't Republicans, why can't conservative, why can't advocates of the Second Amendment at least come out strongly in these areas instead of just hunkering down and sounding really, really stupid?


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